John Davis, Evil English, Slights, Small Waves

John Davis

Evil English

Slights

Small Waves

Sat, August 5, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

John Davis
John Davis
John Davis is a singer, songwriter, educator, activist, and multi-instrumentalist based in Durham, North Carolina, best know for his '90's work as half of Folk Implosion. He has also made many solo records for Shrimper and other lo-fi labels. He now has a new backing band of rotating compatriots called the Cicadas, two of whom will accompany him on drums, bass, viola, and electronics during this 8 city tour of the south and midwest, which follows up on an 11 city tour of Europe that a different line-up embarked on earlier in the summer.

The US shows will mix songs from 2013's Spare Parts album, which was co-produced by Omaha musician Simon Joyner, and the forthcoming album El Pulpo, which is currently available via a pre-release store that John has set up in partnership with Pledge Music. The Pledge Music site is full of exclusives that relate to the political content of the record, which concerns itself with corporate control of the food industry, and related issues such as migration, high finance, and mass/class incarceration. Early bird purchases get an immediate download of the track We'll Teach Them How to Privatize, and everyone can hear the track Stock Up All the Prisons, which debuted last spring via Brooklyn Vegan. The album will appear in late September or early October, from Shrimper records on cassette and Arbouse Recordings on CD.
Evil English
Evil English
Slights
Slights
SLIGHTS came together when Ben Parks and Matthew Dunehoo met during a workshop teaching you how to not die in an effort to make art almost 24-7. Matthew really admired Ben’s beautiful large-scale paintings and Ben admired the fact that Matthew wasn’t too embarrassed to complain about trivial matters. These men are both grunge babies though Parks’ previous/current other projects skew towards the dark-folk/americana side of musicdom (of Tree), Dunehoo’s projects like Baby Teardrops and Doris Henson have always been patently derivative of NIRVANA. Feeling that there’s mere hours for humanity left before evacuating to Mars, SLIGHTS aims to transmute two lives’ collections of insults into golden fuzzy indulgent large psychosis drive-time rock, while others choose to serve selflessly and educate the young.
Small Waves
Small Waves
small waves is vocalist/guitarist Jeff Treese, guitarist Jared Blankenship, bassist Brent Nolan and drummer Brent Kinder

formed from the ashes of NOW/here through various incarnations that resulted in a group of musicians interested more about dynamics, rhythms and textures than 3 minute pop songs, small waves takes long form jam sessions and turns them into rock poems that take you on a short journey of sounds and ideas.

small waves ripple out and crash against the furtherest shore
Venue Information:
recordBar
1520 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108
http://www.therecordbar.com